Engineering Internship - Materials and Processes Surface Technology

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Looking to kick start your career in Engineering? Airbus Engineering Internships will give you the opportunity to contribute to our success as a leading aircraft manufacturer, with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market.

To stay on top, Airbus Group recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging Internship opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our Internships give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus Group. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus Group and should benefit your future studies.

This role is based in the Surface Technology team in Filton, Bristol. This Internship provides a superb environment for you to develop as a professional engineer as well as the opportunities to work closely with other departments enabling you to broaden your experience; build your professional network and contribute to a wide variety of exciting real-world projects.

The Surface Technology team is responsible for defining the corrosion protection of aircraft structure by their participation throughout the research, design, manufacture and in-service life of the aircraft. The team includes specialists in sealants,
coatings, lubricants, elastomers, metallic coatings and treatments.


Start date: 3rd July 2017
Duration: 12 Months

This role offers a flexible approach allowing the successful candidate to be involved in a broad range of activities. Some tasks/projects you can expect to contribute to may include:

  • Testing, measurement and characterisation of materials and coatings to evaluate their performance in the laboratory
  • Physical, mechanical and chemical testing, along with optical and electron microscopy
  • Analysis of results
  • Development of test methods and/or mathematical descriptions/modelling of degradation processes, if required and depending on the skill and preferences of the Intern
  • Gaining an understanding of key degradation mechanisms and in-service behaviour
  • Prevent corrosion through the use of prevention materials


You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in one of the following subjects:

  • Materials Science
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace, Chemical or Mechanical)
  • Physics
  • Good understanding of MS Office
  • MatLab/CATIA experience preferred
  • Laboratory experience beneficial


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the Assessment Centre. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus Group is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief

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